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Travelers questions answered. AAA approved vacation cabin rentals - 2021
Golden Bear Cottages vacation rentals will continue to stay open to serve
the essential working community and individual families to accommodate
safe social distancing vacations. God bless and happy New Year to everyone.

 At Golden Bear Cottages five acre resort of 25 private vacation cabin rentals,  each one is cleaned individually. For your safety, no communal cleaning products are used

How do we keep our facility clean?

We have increased the frequency of sanitizing our office and all cabins.   Golden Bear Cottages five acre resort all 25 private cabins are cleaned individually. Vacuums and other cleaning items are sanitized daily before use.

What we do before and when you visit?
  • We make sure our cleaning staff cleans their hands before and after they enter a cabin rental. They wear a mask while cleaning.
  • We disinfect kitchen brushes and sponges with detergent and warm water.
  • We ask our cleaning team to pay particular attention to the door and drawer handles, because evidence suggests COVID-19 can be transmitted less easily from soft surfaces than hard surfaces.
  • We are limiting exposure which is why we think this is a great time to implement technology to facilitate self check-in and check-out, which is now offered to all who ask.
  • According to the WHO, coronaviruses may survive on surfaces anywhere between a few hours to several days, which we have separated new guest check-ins three days after previous guests.
  • We have hand sanitizer. We ask that you sanitize your hands upon entering our office and wash your hands often.
  • If you have any concerns during your visit regarding cleanliness, speak to a team member immediately. We take all concerns seriously
  • Research that suggest UV light and solar light has a powerful effect in killing the virus on surfaces and in the air. Golden Bear Cottages use it daily.

As more info around the coronavirus emerges, we will continue to adjust our practices to reassure our guests that Golden Bear Cottages is safe to visit. Thank you all and GOD BLESS.

Come up to Big Bear Lake and enjoy social distancing in one of our private vacation rentals --- 
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Sleep relaxed in cool Big Bear - temps average 22-28 degrees cooler than valleys below
You'll find the AAA approved big cabins and cottage vacation rentals as cheap as local mountain hotels.

Why Should You
Why should you book direct at Golden Bear Cottages resort or any vacation rental lodging property?

Avoid added fees with direct bookings:
Popular booking sites like Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO,, Priceline and Orbitz add extra 
fees to your bookings, driving up the total.

Get the best price:
Booking direct with the lodging property is the best way to get the lowest price; 
OTA's simply can't offer the same kind of savings that the property manager can.

Accommodate special needs:
If you have special requirements or are bringing a pet, you can work with the 
property before booking to be assured of appropriate selection and care.
Save more with special rates:
Directly booking with the lodging property gets you access to specials not offered 
through third party booking sites, saving you even more!

Book direct with Golden Bear Cottages resort and Save on family vacation rentals. We are OPEN. Call 909-866-2010.
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Golden Bear Cottages BBB Business Review
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
Golden Bear Cottages was originally opened as a full resort lodge in 1927. It has been continually operating since then. The cabin construction was started in 1915. Over the years it has become a historic landmark in Big Bear Lake. Don and Karen DiCarlo and Lisa and Len Duran are only the fifth family to own this property in over 90 years (purchased in 1999). These historic resort vacation cabin rentals at our AAA approved lodging property are easily identifiable as a group of free-standing rental cabins at 39367 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake. Golden Bear Cottages can easily be recognized as its own quaint mountain village.  Bring your family or group and enjoy our outdoor spa, heated pool and unique non-hotel outdoor recreation areas.

2. What is this company's mission?

Golden Bear Cottages family owned resort staff considers it a great honor to carry on the role of protecting and sharing the beauty of the California historic big pine forests with our guests. Our goal is to nurture an environment in harmony with the nature and history of the mountain while allowing our guests to enjoy a relaxing Big Bear Lake alpine experience. We strive to make our resort an antidote to all that is excessive, formal, artificial or contrived. By focusing on the very essence of life, we hope to offer our family and group lodging guests a welcome non hotel retreat experience in tune with the spirit of the mountains in Big Bear Lake.

3. What does this company specialize in?

Individual family and group accommodations. We are very proud of the fact that over 60% of our business is a returning guest or referral. Golden Bear Cottages Resort resemble story-book cottages that are perfect for couples, and also for small, medium and large size families. Golden Bear Cottages is also the perfect mountain setting for group retreats and reunions. As a Christian family resort we specialize in men's and women's group retreats, Bible study retreats, youth retreats, college retreats, family reunions and business team building retreats & conferences. Tempur-Pedic queen beds insure our guests a good night sleep.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and describe his/her past activities?

The owners of Golden Bear Cottages Resort are all local Southern California residents. The family has always been entrepreneurs and have previously owned other retail and sports related business in Southern California.

5. What is this company's most popular travel package and why?

Weekday family vacation packages with ski tickets or discounted boating coupons during the season.

6. What are the exclusive offers from this lodging company?
Golden Bear Cottages Resort Vacation Club offers guests a flexible 5 year vacation offer for 50% off // /better_than_timeshares_big_bear_vacation_club

7. What are the best compliments we have received from a client?
"Very flexible, courteous, friendly ownership! My friends and I are serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego and we travel to Golden Bear Cottages on weekends in the Winter whenever our schedule allows. Instead of making the 3-hour drive back to San Diego one day, we decided to rent a nice big cabin. Golden Bear Cottages Resort just happened to be the first place we stopped, and we have been in love with it since. Once, we were snowed in on the mountain and we couldn't leave, and they gave us a generous discount on our cottage to ease our burden".   Signed, Mike Mitchell and friends in the U.S. Navy. San Diego, CA
"For our returning group: another great retreat at Golden Bear Cottages in Big Bear Lake. Once again, thank you so much for an amazing stay. We always appreciate all the extra service, and sincerely love your hospitality and friendliness. Each of our group leaders commented that each member of your staff were so accommodating to us. You always provide our group the best place to stay. Thanks again for the late check-outs for group members who had later travel arrangements back to San Francisco. Your resort property and variety of cabin sizes, big and small, is always perfect for our group planning retreats. We will see you again for our next group event in Southern California.'   Jacquelyn Lindeman, California Youth Connection" San Francisco, CA
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Always check your confirmation. Cabins assigned and rates may differ with online booking services and availability. To insure the lowest guaranteed rate, please always book directly   on our site
Check AAA SPECIALS see group discount. Group reservations and information office 909-866-2010

Golden Bear Cottages Private Cabins provide these great Services and Amenities:
·100% Smoke-Free Facility
·AAA Approved cabin rentals
·AAA Discount for groups
·All Non-Smoking Rooms
·BBQ Facilities
·BBQ Grill at all cottages
·Bicycle Trails
·Big Screen TV at pool
·Boat Ramp nearby
·Bus Parking
·Cable TV
·Canoe/Kayak Rental
·Children Allowed
·Children's Activities and/or Area
·Children Stay Free
·Coffee Maker
·Cottages of all sizes
·Extended Stay Rates
·Exterior Room Entrance
·Family Rooms
·Fishing Guides
·Free Local Calls
·Free Self Parking
·Free Wireless Internet
·Full Kitchen
·Game Room
·Gift Shop
·Golf Nearby
·Golf Packages
·Hiking/Nature Trails
·Historic District
·Home Theater
·Horseback Riding Trails
·Houseboat Rental
·FREE Internet Connectivity
·Laundry Facilities
·Maid Service
·Marina boat rentals
·Meeting Facilities
·Meeting Rooms
·Meeting/Tour Groups Welcome
·Military Discount
·Multi-lingual Staff
·Non-Smoking Rooms
·Outdoor Heated Pool
·Pets Accepted
·Pets On Leash
·Picnic Area
·Refrigerator in all cottages
·Restaurant Nearby
·Select Small Inn Approved
·Senior Citizen Discount
·Shopping Nearby
·Special Packages
·Superior Small Lodging Approved Resort
·Swimming Pool
·Tempur-Pedic queen beds
·Travelers Checks
·Two Story cabins
·Vacation Cabin Rentals
·Vacation Rentals
·Video/DVD Rentals
·FREE Wi-Fi Wireless

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AAA approved cabin rental discount packages:Golden Bear Cottages

Cottages for rent and lodging accommodations for families and groups.  If you plan on bringing your pet, make sure you are choosing a special pet cabin where pets are welcome Our specially Designated Pet Friendly cabins at Golden Bear Cottages have a fully fenced pet yard. We now have 14 different clean AAA approved and accredited Big Bear Lake pet friendly cabins with fenced yards.   
  • Click here to view the SCALE MAP of our entire five acre resort property, and the exact location of your cabin.

    • Top TripAdvisor ratings as of JANUARY 1, 2021:

    • #1  Pet friendly cabins in Big Bear Lake 
    • #2  Romantic Hotels in Big Bear Lake Region
    • #1  Top non-hotel resort Big Bear Lake Region
    • #2  Business Hotels in the Big Bear Lake Region
    • #1  Family friendly Cabins in Big Bear Lake Region
    • #1  Group retreat Cabins in Big Bear Lake CA Region
    • #1  Non-Hotel retreat Cabins in Big Bear Lake CA Region
    • #1  Tempur-Pedic Sleep Vacation Cabins in Big Bear Lake  
    • our beautiful cozy cabins

  • Golden Bear Cottages resort vacation rentals - family adventures with social distancing.

      Top vacation cabin rental in Big Bear Lake, CA

Golden Bear Cottages has received 4.74 out of 5 stars based on Customer Reviews and has received a superior Better Business Bureau 2020 BBB Rating of A+

Golden Bear Cottages
39367 Big Bear Blvd., Hwy. 18
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Phone: 909. 866.2010
Phone 2: 1.800.461.1023

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